Dukkah is an Egyptian spice and nut blend. My variation strays a bit from tradition with the inclusion of toasted coconut. I like to sprinkle it on salads or eggs and to serve it with bread and olive oil. It also makes a great crunchy coating for chicken or fish. Really, the possibilities are endless. It makes about everything taste a bit better and it makes a great gift. —eva @myfrontburner
Test Kitchen Notes
WHO: Eva katz is a food writer and recipe developer in Boston and this is her first contest finalist!
WHAT: The condiment you’ll be sprinkling on your food for all of eternity.
HOW: Toast and grind coriander and cumin seeds. Toast and chop pistachios. Toast sesame seeds. Toast coconut. Mix it all together with salt and pepper.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When we made this is in our test kitchen, our editors couldn't help but inhale it by the palmful. We can’t wait to regain a little control so that we can spoon it on salads, use it to crust tofu and fish, and gift it to our friends. —The Editors
Toast coriander and cumin seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer spices to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and allow them to cool completely before grinding.
Meanwhile, roast nuts in a small skillet until golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and finely chop. Set aside. Add sesame seeds to the skillet and toast until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Toast coconut in the skillet, stirring constantly until golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer the coconut and the seeds to the bowl with nuts. Add ground spices, salt, and pepper.